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Hoover hnl 6166 not spinning

Hi, the machine starts to spin but doesnt do a complete one. Its not draining the water either so all my clothes are soaking. Have tried spinning it with nothing in it but still not draining or full spinning. Have switched off by plug. Is there a special knack like my old Indesit,, where you need to reset the control board by moving the dials a certain way!!

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  • stanwellar Mar 29, 2009

    it drains water but does not spin. filter is clear but problem is still there. please help me

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Have you tried cleaning the filter at the bottom. remove the front plateat the bottom and there is a small round plate at the left. this has a screw in it. when you have removed this you give it a twist. a bucketload of water and gunk will come out. i found about 60p in 5's but when it was all removed it started to work again

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Thanks lilvix - spot on! My Hoover HNL 842 had stopped draining and spinning. I did what you suggested and it fixed the problem. A "colour catcher" sheet had gone down the drain and plugged up the exit pipe. I managed to pull it out after unscrewing that filter. Hint - have a load of old towels to hand as a good five pints of water came rushing out as soon as the blockage was cleared.
Cheers once again - Matt

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  • lostgirl53 Mar 16, 2011

    MY HNL842 has same problem but filter cleared. Still sometimes not spinning/draining. Any ideas?

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